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Burland is a country in Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen

Ragnar McRyan's home, it is located in the northerly reaches of the main continent, and is the setting of Chapter 1 of the game.


Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen[edit]

Burland is the central location for the territory, with King Burnard currently ruling over it and Strathbaile. It was founded by Roburt the Burruce who defend it when it was a small hamlet, due to the aid of a special shield.[1]

When the women of Strathbaile explain that their children have disappeared and beg for help, the King dispatches all of his soldiers to look for the youths. Ragnar McRyan is also deployed, and uncovers the greater mystery behind the disappearances at the Loch Tur west of Strathbaile.

The King keeps the taxes down, much to the benefit and approval of his citizens, but this also means that his soldiers are stuck with the bare minimum gear and must purchase better armaments on their own. The King's grandfather once attempted to woo the Queen of Femiscrya, offering up the Zenithian shield as a gift.

Additionally, Maya Mahabala's fame extends to Burland Castle as one soldier travels to Laissez Fayre to see her performance.[2]

Shops & services[edit]

ICON-ITEM-SHOP.png Item Shop 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Medicinal herb.png Medicinal herb8?
ICON-Antidotal herb.png Antidotal herb10?
ICON-Holy water.png Holy water20?

ICON-WEAPON-SHOP.png Weapon Shop 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Oaken club.png Oaken club30Attack +7
ICON-Copper sword.png Copper sword100Attack +12
ICON-Thorn whip.png Thorn whip200Attack +14
ICON-Divine dagger.png Divine dagger200Attack +14
ICON-Chain sickle.png Chain sickle550Attack +20
Note: The thorn whip is only available in the NES version.
The Divine dagger is only available in the PSX and Nintendo DS version.

ICON-ARMOUR-SHOP.png Armour Shop 
Item Price Attributes
ICON-Leather armour.png Leather armour180Defense +12
ICON-Chain mail.png Chain mail350Defense +18
ICON-Leather shield.png Leather shield90Defense +4
ICON-Scale shield.png Scale shield180Defense +7
ICON-Leather hat.png Leather hat65Defense +2
ICON-Hardwood headwear.png Hardwood headwear120Defense +6


The following are available in the castle, and all but the gold requires the Thief's Key:

These items are found in the town:

Nearby monsters[edit]

(Chapter 1)[edit]
(Chapters 5 & 6)[edit]

Remake changes[edit]

Other languages[edit]

Language Translation Meaning
ICON-FLAG-ES.png EspañolBurlandiaFrom its English name
ICON-FLAG-FR.png FrançaisBastione
ICON-FLAG-DE.png DeutschBurlandSame as English name
ICON-FLAG-IT.png ItalianoBurlandia

Map & Gallery[edit]


  1. A History of Bonnie Burland book from a castle bookshelf.
  2. The soldier is found in the theater of Laissez Fayre in the remakes.